Legal & Regulatory

Bowmans expands into Malawi and Zambia

01 June 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe is not stopping leading African law firm, Bowmans, from moving forward. Less than a year after it announced it was opening a new office in Mauritius and entering into an alliance with Assefa & Associat…

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South African regulatory reform – what does it mean for Private Equity Fund managers?

25 March 2020

Following the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, regulation was largely criticised for failing to protect customers, prompting regulators throughout the world to undertake a review of financial regulation. Following the lead of a number of developed count…

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AVCA Regulatory Update: MiFID II – What does it mean for you?

30 November 2017

What is MiFID II? Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is the sequel to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (I) which was introduced in 2007. This legislation, due to come in force in January 2018, provides an EU framework for…

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Investment Funds: The South African Headquarter Company Regime Hurdle

18 September 2017

With the increasing appetite for investments into African jurisdictions, the South African private equity landscape needs to adapt in order to attract direct foreign investment and to facilitate the seamless investment and divestment in and from these j…

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Nigeria’s FX Window: Boosting investors’ renewed confidence?

22 August 2017

Nigerian law guarantees investors the unconditional transferability of proceeds of their investments in Nigeria in convertible currency, provided that inflow and repatriation are effected through Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) authorised dealers - subject …

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AVCA announces changes to Legal & Regulatory Committee

17 June 2016

London, UK, 2 June 2016: The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) today announce a series of changes to the leadership and membership of its Legal & Regulatory (L&R) Committee. Folake Elias-Adebowale, Partner at Udo Udoma…

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Helios completes Crown Agents deal

31 March 2016

Helios, the pan-African investment firm, is set to deliver a postcolonial turnround with a deal for key divisions of Crown Agents — a company which was once a pillar of the British empire. The deal for Crown Agents Bank and its sister asset management co…

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Charles Russell Speechlys advises management on the sale of Emerging Markets Payments

23 March 2016

Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) has acted as legal adviser to the management team of Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading Africa and Middle East payments business, on the sale of EMP by Actis to Network International. Actis is the private equity f…

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@deginvest_DE suscribes to bond issued by #HeliosTowers. Read more: https://t.co/57qJu6bhi8

Majority of recorded #VC deals (62%) between 2014-2019 had at least one VC fund manager involved, while 44% of reco… https://t.co/9NXleypzWr

@Proparco makes EUR30mn investment into @ActisLLP backed Douala Grand Mall. Read more: https://t.co/JfoGNzWgV8

@IFC_org provides Zenith Bank with US$100mn loan to support Nigerian SMEs. Read more: https://t.co/ON6U7P2kOb

Nearly one third (32%) of the total reported number of early stage investments in Africa between 2014-2019 were see… https://t.co/7JgWE9seBZ